GOP censures Republican representatives who support impeaching President Trump

U.S. 02/08/21, 06:38

Elected officials who betrayed the former president now face a growing backlash from within the Republican Party. Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), and Rep. Peter Meijer (R-Mich.) are increasingly being scrutinized for agreeing with political rivals on impeaching former President Trump for the so-called incitement of insurrection charge. The ...

Overwhelming majority of GOP senators vote against holding Trump impeachment trial

D.C. 01/27/21, 02:30

Nearly all U.S. Republican senators do not support trying to remove the former president a second time. Forty-five GOP senators openly dismissed the Democratic Party-led impeachment of former President Donald Trump. Only five Republican senators expressed different views. They include GOP Sens. Susan Collins (Maine), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Mitt Romney (Utah), Ben Sasse ...

Sen. Ben Sasse blasts Xi Jinping over title of people’s leader

China 12/31/19, 07:20

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) on Dec. 28 strongly criticized Chinese leader Xi Jinping after the communist leader was granted a new title of "people's leader," which echos the notorious dictator Mao Zedong. The Wall Street Journal on the same day reported that the Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party had labeled ...

President Trump endorses Missouri governor, Sen. Ben Sasse in 2020 races

Politics 09/11/19, 09:55

President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday, Sept. 10 that he endorsed two Republicans, Gov. Mike Parson of Missouri and Sen. Ben Sasse from Nebraska, for their bids in the 2020 election. In a couple of tweets, President Trump said Parson and Sasse have his “complete and total endorsement.” According to The Hill, ...

Senate to vote soon on bill protecting abortion survivors

Politics 02/17/19, 11:40

Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., praised Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., for green-lighting a Senate roll call vote on Feb. 25 for Sasse’s legislation protecting abortion survivors.   “I want to thank the majority leader for scheduling this vote so that every American can know where their senator stands on the ...

Sen. Sasse tells UNL students to unplug from technology

Tech 02/12/19, 11:58

Republican Sen. Ben Sasse has told University of Nebraska-Lincoln students that he blames technology eroding the way people connect for the country's divisiveness. More than 600 students sat in on the discussion Monday with the senator who is among President Donald Trump's most vocal critics. Sasse said technology has undermined traditional community ...

Feds to investigate billionaire Epstein’s sex plea deal

U.S. 02/06/19, 17:47

The Justice Department has opened an investigation into federal prosecutors' handling of a plea deal in which a wealthy, politically connected financier avoided potentially severe penalties for sexually abusing teenage girls in favor of a relatively light state conviction in Florida. The department's Office of Professional Responsibility wrote in a letter ...

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